Carb Replacement Time for Die-Hard Junkees

I was at Costco today and I was noticing that people who have carts filled with pasta products. cereal (“healthy” or unhealthy versions),  and juices–are bigger people.  The smaller people were buying cheese, nuts, meats, and fresh fruits, greek yogurt and vegetables.  Remember, if you are eating cereal or any wheat products daily, you probably have a weight issue.

So, anyway, I was looking at the low carb bread area for ideas…..because I realize that people have carb cravings beyond the usual carbs in yogurt, fruits, veggies and nuts!

CHEAP AND EASY!

Costco doesn’t have much of a choice there, but there are a few options, but my favorite is their low carb tortillas!  Everyone can afford these.  They are sold pretty much everywhere, even Wal-Mart.  I told a woman who was looking at them, that they were really tasty.  She couldn’t get over that they only had 80 calories (6 net carbs).  She remarked that I didn’t need them because I was small.  But, she looked stunned when I told her that I was not always small and I  lost 40 pounds eating low carb stuff like these tortillas.

Don’t be silly!  Why eat a tortilla that has 30g more carbs when  you can eat this for 6g net carbs because it has 12g of fiber?  They are delicious too.  I saw her put them in her cart after we spoke.

For all of you carb junkees:  These will save you from yourself!  THIS IS A GREAT REPLACEMENT AND SO SATISFYING!

Forget bread, unless you get the Julian Bread or the Sara Lee 45 calorie bread with like 7g of carbs per slice–these tortillas are easy and satisfying.

For dinner tonight, I ate a burrito/enchilada that I made 4 days ago.  I put it in tupperware, it saved and I heated it up in the microwave and it was good.

So, here is my advice.  Make the burrito/enchiladas by making quite a few, put them in the fridge and you can nuke them for dinner or lunch anytime you are hungry or in a hurry and it is so much better for you than a stupid burger with white bread at Wendy’s.  You will save money and they are better for you!  The side effect is that you could lose weight on these suckers!

Look at the picture of the two I made!

Again, my recipe for this, as follows:

(and shout out to my girl, M.O.~who wrote me and told me how much my blog is helping her and how she lost 5 BIG pounds this week from using the skinny-rules.  Keep it up, Girlfriend!  WHOO HOO!)

This is a low-cal version of a Taco Bell favorite at home. Roll up your sleeves, chica, and get busy!  THIS takes way less than 10 minutes to do, so don’t say it takes too much time.  NO LAZINESS!  NO EXCUSES!Ingredients:
1 large low carb tortilla,
3 baked corn tortilla chips (take away a lot of carbs if you just skip this part)
1/4 cup drained 98% fat-free chunk white chicken breast (previously packed in water) (I used sliced deli meat when in a hurry)
1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese (or any low fat cheese or cheese mix)
1/4 cup shredded lettuce
One-third plum tomato, diced
1 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
1/2 tsp. dry taco seasoning mix
2 dashes cayenne pepper, or more to taste, if desired

Directions:

Using a fork or knife, break up the chicken so there are no large chunks. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine chicken, cheese, taco seasoning mix, and cayenne pepper, and mix well. If you like, season to taste with extra cayenne pepper. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until cheese begins to melt. Set aside.

Warm the tortilla in the microwave for 10 seconds (making it easier to fold without ripping), and then lay it out on a flat surface. Place the chicken mixture in the center of the tortilla. Flatten the mixture into a circle, keeping it about 2 inches from the outer edge of the tortilla. Next, layer the tortilla chips on top of the chicken mixture. Evenly top with sour cream, lettuce, and tomato.

FOLDING INSTRUCTIONS: Starting at the bottom of the tortilla, fold edge up a few inches to the tortilla’s center. Then, going around the edge of the tortilla, repeatedly fold, overlapping sections to meet in the center for a total of about six folds, until filling is completely enclosed.  (OR JUST ONE FOLD FOR ONE BIG BURRITO like I did!)

Bring a pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat, and carefully place the folded tortilla in the center of the pan with the folded side down. Heat for 4 – 5 minutes, until the tortilla is browned. Carefully flip it with a spatula, and heat for another 30 – 60 seconds. Now chew it up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Crunchtastic Supreme (entire recipe)
without the chips, about 5-6 carbs for the entire tortilla filled wrap

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